Choosing the right dragon boat paddle can make or break your race. It directly affects the power and leverage on the water you can achieve as you go through each stage of your dragon boat stroke. Although varying dragon boat designs and weights, seating position, and technique and experience contribute to different paddle sizing demands,... Continue Reading →
Uncompromised core body position is the key to PaddleCore’s core body stroke. If your body position is off at any time throughout your stroke, it can result in diminished power and negatively effect the team’s paddling rhythm. It can be tempting to keep pushing through each phase of your dragon boat stroke in an attempt... Continue Reading →
Years ago, I stopped telling athletes to “reach for the catch.” They were simply reaching and it did not encourage core engagement and extension. Here is what you should say instead.
To get a head start on dragon boat specific injury prevention exercises, I engaged the help of Khanh Vy, a trusted dragon boat trainer, Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, Conditioning Specialist, and Personal Trainer. Here is what he had to say.
There are a few things that will help you prepare for the challenges of creating a dragon boat line-up on race day and even on practice day.
Now that you have your dragon boat team in place, you need a team training program. These guidelines will help you, and we've included a sample training program!